Our Learning 2020-21
Every Wednesday we join in with Tatty Bumpkins. This helps us to become bendy, giggly, clever and strong!
Tatty Bumpkins combines yoga movements and story telling.
Halloween's coming ...(w/c 12/10/20)
We are looking forward to joining in with lots of spooky activities such as carving out pumpkins, making spooking pictures, making lots of magic potions and lots more ...
Halloween dancing ... (15/10/20)
Every Thursday we do 'music & movement'. Today we had lots of fun dancing and singing along to spooky songs, we especially enjoyed pretending to be spooky ghosts, witches, cats and bats!
Happy HALLOWEEN ...(21/10/20)
Everyone looked amazing dressing up in their Halloween costumes! We had lots of fun today ...
The festival of light ... (02/11/20)
This week we are thinking about the celebration Divali, this is a celebration that is celebrated all over the world. the lighting of lamps, feasting with families, firework displays and fairs are all part of the festival fun of Divali. This Hindu festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and brings new hopes for happiness and prosperity.
Remembrance Day ... (02/11/20)
This week we have been learning all about Remembrance Day. We have been busy making poppies and painting pictures of them.
Remembrance Day is a memorial day which takes place every year so that countries in the commonwealth can remember members of the armed forces who have lost their lives serving their country. Remembrance Day is always on the 11th November.
Fire work dancing ... (05/11/20)
We have been learning all about Bonfire night, today in music and movement we pretended to be fireworks. We watched a clip on You tube and we used pom poms to represent the fire works! Everyone came up with some brilliant ideas!
Children In Need ... (12/11/20)
To help raise money for Children In Need we donated £1 and we learnt the Pudsey dance.
Have you seen 'The Gruffalo?' ... (16/11/20)
Today we listened to The Gruffalo story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffier. Throughout nursery there are lots of exciting Gruffalo activities to choose from such as going on a Gruffalo hunt, using puppets to act out the story, making up Gruffalo recipes and lots more!
Children In Need ...
Well done everyone and thank you for your donations, we raised an amazing £50!!
The Owl and the Christmas Star Nativity story by Mary Murphy ... (30th Nov - 11th Dec)
The story that we will be learning about is The owl and the Christmas star. This story is a version of the nativity story told by a curious owl. Throughout nursery there are lots of activities to choose from, such as making owls, decorating stars, building rockets etc.
Getting ready for Christmas ...
Everyone is getting into the festive spirit, we had lots of fun helping to decorate the Christmas tree and opening the advent calendar.
It's Christmas jumper day! (11/12/20)
To help raise money for 'Save the children' charity we all wore our Christmas jumpers and donated £1 ...
Christmas activity day that included a visit from Santa!
This year we celebrated Christmas a little differently, We still had lots of fun! We all enjoyed joining in with lots of fun Christmas activities. Everyone was so surprised that Santa popped by and he said hello to everyone through the window, he left us lots of presents! It was a little sad that he couldn't come inside to meet everyone but not to worry because Santa had already thought about that, he recorded a Happy Christmas message which we all watched. Thank you Santa! Hopefully we will get to meet you next year.
Happy New Year everyone!
Welcome back everyone we hope that you all had a fab Christmas!
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs... (04/01/21)
This week we are going to be learning all about the Snowman story. We are looking forward to joining in with lots of snowy activities!
Today we had lots of fun playing outside in the snow! We made our own snowman just like the one from the story!
Perky little Penguins ... (18/01/21)
This week we are learning all about Perky Little Penguin story by Tony Mitton. This story is all about perky penguins going out to play, they slide and waddle around the world, and show everyone how much fun you can have playing in the ice and snow! To support this story there are lots of penguin activities to choose from, we have also been learning a penguin dance in wake & shake!
There's a dragon in your book! (1-12th Feb 2021)
We have enjoyed listening to the story 'There's a dragon in your book' by Tom Fletcher. This book got our imaginations going! Especially when we discovered an egg in nursery! Everyone was so excited to find out what could be inside, could it be a alien or a dinosaur or even a crocodile!
Later on in the week the egg hatched and inside was a baby dragon just like in the story!
Chinese New Year ... (11/02/21)
We have enjoyed learning all about the Chinese New Year celebrations. Today we all had a go at 'dragon' dancing! We looked amazing!!
Once upon a time by John Prater ... (22nd Feb - 5th March)
We are enjoying listening to the story 'Once upon a time', this book is great for helping us to extend our imaginations. This story follows a little boy as he watches his dad go off to work and then he eagerly awaits for his return. It's very dull for the little boy who lives in the countryside, with just his mum and cat for company. Nothing much happens and no one comes by, or so he thought ...
This story has inspired lots of role play, we especially enjoyed acting out the Three little pigs story, building homes for them and designing a home for them so that the big hungry wolf won't eat them all up!!
World Book Day ... (04/03/21)
To celebrate World Book Day everyone dressed in rainbow colours, and throughout the day we joined in with lots of rainbow activities and listened to our favourite stories ...
The Real Superheroes story by Julia Seal ...( 8/03/21)
Over the next two weeks we will be learning all about people who help us supported by the story 'The Real Superheroes'.
Happy Mother's Day ...
This week we have been busy making Mother's Day cards to show our mum's how much we love them.
Our special delivery ... (15/03/21)
Today a special delivery arrived at nursery ... EGGS! The eggs were put inside a special container called an incubator, this keeps the eggs safe and warm. There was lots of discussions as to what we thought were inside the eggs, could there be dinosaurs, crocodiles, or monsters!! We are so excited to find out! We will check on them everyday to see if there are any changes.
The Eggs have hatched!!!
We were so excited when we discovered that the eggs had hatched! We have chicks!! We are looking forward to learning lots about them.
The Queens Hat ... (12th-23rd April)
Over the next few weeks we are learning all about the city of London this will be supported by The Queens Hat story by Steve Antony.
The Super worm ... (26th April - 7th May)
Now that spring has arrived we are learning lots about mini beasts. This is supported by the Story 'The Super Worm' by Julia Donaldson. We have enjoyed joining in with lots of different activities such as going on bug hunts,making magic potions, measuring and comparing worms. making worms and bugs out of play dough etc.
The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle ... (10th May -21st May 2021)
We are looking forward to learning lots about caterpillars and butterfly's supported by the Hungry Caterpillar story.
We have enjoyed joining in with lots of different activities such as learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly, learning about symmetrical patterns. making our own patterns on butterflies and dancing like a butterfly!
Handa's surprise ... (21st June-2nd July 2021)
This week we have had lots of fun joining in with activities based around the story Handa's surprise. Handa wants to surprise her friend Akeyo and decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her. As Handa wanders along, a series of sneaky animals steal something from Handa's basket, which she is carrying on her head ... When Handa reaches her friend will she have anything left?
Listening to this story has helped us to develop our sequencing skills while learning all about the exotic animals and fruits of Kenya. We have also been ordering numbers, painting and drawing pictures of fruit, making play dough models of fruit, acting out the story using props and practicing our balancing skills just like Handa. and lots lots more!
Getting ready for school ... 5th - 16th July 2021
This week in nursery the school leavers have been thinking lots about their new schools. We read a story about what what will happen when we start in September. We are all really excited and looking forward to learning lots of new things and making new friends!
Magic show ... (15/07/21)
As a special treat we invited a magician into nursery we had lots of fun watching her doing lots of magic tricks! We especially enjoyed it when she asked us to help her ...
Teddy Bear's Picnic ... (19th July 2021)
Today the school leavers were invited to a Teddy bears picnic. We enjoyed eating lots of yummy treats and chatting about all the things that we are going to miss about nursery when we go off to big school in September. We also got a teddy with our names on for us to keep, this will remind us about how much fun we had at Rosegrove Nursery!
Last day of Nursery ...
For our last day we enjoyed playing lots of party games, we had lots of fun showing off our groovy dance moves!
Thank you to everyone for all your support throughout the year and we look forward to welcoming back the returning children and meeting the new families. We also hope that the nursery leavers have an amazing time at their new school. Happy holidays everyone!